Programa piloto CII para la recuperación de negocios en Oakland

RootChange Reimagining Projects

Cuatro empresarios de Oakland, California están recaudando fondos para reconstruir sus negocios después de Covid. ¡Apóyalos hoy!  La pandemia de Covid-19 ha impactado en la vida de millones de personas en todo Estados Unidos. Las pequeñas empresas se han visto especialmente afectadas por la pandemia mundial, ya que muchas han cerrado durante largos periodos de tiempo. Estas pequeñas y microempresas …

CII Oakland Business Recovery Pilot

RootChange Reimagining Projects

Four Entrepreneurs in Oakland California are raising funds to re-build their businesses post-Covid. Support them today!  The Covid-19 pandemic has impacted the lives of millions of people across the United States. Small businesses were especially hit hard by the global pandemic, with many closing for long periods of time. These small to micro-businesses play a critical role in the local …

Youth Excel: Using Feedback to Foster Equity and Collaboration

Dinah Sandoval Reimagining Projects

The USAID-funded Youth Excel program officially launched last week! Youth Excel will support young leaders and youth-led and youth-serving organizations to conduct implementation research to improve youth programming, build youth networking skills, and generate dialogue between young people and adult decision-makers to shape better policies, programs, and development agendas. To do this well, Youth Excel aims to foster a safe …

The Net Promoter Score for Social Sector Feedback

Alexis Banks Reimagining Projects, Rethinking Organizations

To what extent do you feel that you are meaningfully involved in decisions around the activities you participate in? How comfortable do you feel expressing your views when you disagree with our ideas or actions? Do you trust that we will listen to your feedback and use it to improve our relationship? These are just a few of the powerful …

DPMI Moves to Its New Institutional Home: Root Change

RootChange Reimagining Projects

We are thrilled to announce that the Program in Design, Partnering, Management, and Innovation (DPMI) has transitioned to a new institutional home in 2021, Root Change! Launched in 2003 at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, the 3-week intensive program now has 2,200 alumni. The shift from a graduate school to an innovative, ground-breaking NGO offers participants many …

Malawian Social Labs Take Steps Towards Self-reliance

RootChange Rebooting Systems, Reimagining Projects

About the Authors Emas Potolani and Myson Jambo are Root Change’s Social Lab Field Managers and Malawi Ambassadors who served on the frontlines of a USAID-funded Local Works Initiative in Malawi. The purpose of the Social Lab is to test alternative approaches to supporting, sustaining and measuring locally owned and led development. The Social Labs were formed as a result …

Announcing the Community Independence Initiative: A Powerful Collaboration Between Mauricio Miller, Executive Director of CII and Root Change

RootChange Development Revolution, Rebooting Systems, Reimagining Projects, Rethinking Organizations

Together, Mauricio Miller, founder of the Family Independence Initiative (FII) and author of The Alternative, and Root Change are working to catalyze a movement called the Community Independence Initiative (CII). CII is a peer-driven change model that invests in the talents, strengths, and ingenuity of people living in low-income communities.  Earlier this year, we shared an exciting new effort to …

The Root Change “Pracademic” – What We’ve Learned from Bridging the Academic-Practitioner Divide in Partnership with the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI)

Rachel Dickinson Reimagining Projects

As an INGO whose staff works to design, implement, and iterate programs, projects, and initiatives around the world, by most accounts Root Change is a practitioner. But sometimes we dip our toes into the academic side of the international development field. This is evident in our mission to “question assumptions” and “think deeply” but tends to be our behind-the-scenes work. …

Rolling Out Locally-Led Feedback Across the Globe Using Virtual Learning & Knowledge Exchange

Alexis Banks Reimagining Projects

Is CI providing the help and support that you and other young people need most? To what extent do you think CI’s programs positively influence the future of your family? Is there someone you trust with whom you can safely discuss your personal problems?  These are just a few of the meaningful questions that Children International (CI) teams have begun …

Radical Change Calls for Radical Approaches

Dinah Sandoval Reimagining Projects

After years of the development sector waging the war on poverty and billions of dollars invested, nearly half of the global population still lives on $2.50 a day. Yes. Poverty is a complex and multifaceted issue. However, stereotyping people living in poverty as lazy and helpless is not only an inaccurate portrayal but also exacerbates the issue. Mauricio Miller, founder …